• Britain Forced to Subsidise Gas Power Plants To Keep Lights On

    • Date: 04/12/16
    • Emily Gosden, The Sunday Telegraph

    As a result of Britain’s energy policies, building new gas-fired power plants is no longer economic. Now, the Government has to subsidise gas investors to keep the lights on. Four years ago this week, the Government unveiled plans for a bold new dash for gas. New gas-fired power stations, then-energy secretary Ed Davey said, would be […]

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  • Winter Power Crunch Fears As UK-France Energy Cables Are Severed During Storm

    • Date: 29/11/16
    • Emily Gosden, The Daily Telegraph

    Britain’s main power link to France was partially severed during Storm Angus and will not be fixed until February, National Grid has revealed, exacerbating fears of a power crunch this winter. The Interconnexion France-Angleterre (IFA) link between Folkestone and Calais is Britain’s biggest interconnector, allowing it to import up to 2 gigawatts of power from the continent to help […]

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  • Dear Mr Corbyn: Revise Labour’s Ban on Fracking

    • Date: 29/11/16
    • Vincent Booth

    Dear Mr Corbyn With regard to the Labour Party ban on fracking in the UK. As you know, at the Party Conference in September 2016, it was announced that the next Labour government will ban fracking in the UK. Also that you have stated, ” I will commit to generating 65% of Britain’s electricity from […]

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  • Green Blob Throws Spanner Into Government Plans To Expands Heathrow Airport

    • Date: 25/11/16
    • London Evening Standard

    The third runway planned for Heathrow may breach the Government’s own climate change laws if other sectors do not make big cuts to emissions, an independent advisory body has warned. The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) said it had “concerns” over how the Department for Transport presented its case for expanding the hub in relation to greenhouse gas emissions. […]

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  • Communities Near Fracking Sites Get Say In How To Spend £1bn Shale Fund

    • Date: 24/11/16
    • Francesca Washtell, City A.M.

    Communities close to fracking projects will definitely get a say in how to spend up to £1bn funelled to them through the Shale Wealth Fund, the government confirmed today. “Following a consultation to ensure local communities share in the benefits of shale production, the Shale Wealth Fund will provide up to £1bn of additional resources […]

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  • Households Could Be Charged Annual ‘Insurance Premium’ For Access To Electricity Grid

    • Date: 23/11/16
    • Emily Gosden, The Daily Telegraph

    Every household could have to pay an annual “insurance premium” for access to the UK electricity grid, under plans to overhaul the way networks are paid for. Energy regulator Ofgem is worried that people who can afford to install solar panels and generate their own power for much of the day may end up not paying their fair share of […]

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  • ‘Breakthrough’ At Midnight: UN Climate Talks Agree To Delay Paris Rules Until 2018 (As Expected)

    • Date: 19/11/16
    • Alister Doyle and Megan Rowling, Reuters

    Nearly 200 nations agreed around midnight on Friday to work out the rules for a landmark 2015 global deal to tackle climate change within two years in a new sign of international support for a pact opposed by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. At the end of two-week talks on global warming in Marrakesh, which were […]

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  • Nottinghamshire County Council Approves Shale Gas Drilling

    • Date: 15/11/16
    • Jemma Page, Nottingham Post

    Nottinghamshire has moved a significant step closer to fracking being carried out within the county after the a planning application for shale gas drilling was approved. Island Gas Energy has been given the green light by Nottinghamshire County Council to drill two wells to explore the commercial viability of a potential shale deposit 3,500 metres below Misson Springs, […]

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